Cairo Almshouse 
1887

Original record book located at the Durham Center Museum. Transcribed by Sylvia Hasenkopf.

 

Name

Nationality

Cause

Received

Discharged

Weeks

Days

Age

 Remarks

Town of Athens

Mary Fellows

United States

Weak Minded

November 10, 1887

52

53

Isaac Watson

United States

Insane

November 10, 1887

52

36

Margaret Mulford

United States

Insane

November 10, 1887

52

61

Peter Everson

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1887

52

76

Sarah Francis (colored)

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1887

52

51

Evert Conine

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1887

52

65

Lawrence Ford

United States

Poverty

December 5, 1887

48

3

2

Edward McDonald

Irish

Poverty

November 30, 1887

April 9, 1888

19

51

Robert W. McCartre

Irish

Poverty

February 2, 1888

April 9, 1888

9

6

35

Commencement of Supt. Duncan 1892

Mrs. Jemie Collins

United States

Poverty

January 5, 1892

25

John H. Collins

United States

Poverty

January 5, 1892

5

Williams Collins

United States

Poverty

January 5, 1892

7

Cornelius Collins

United States

Poverty

January 5, 1892

3

Town of Ashland

Elizabeth Cline

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1887

May 3, Died

25

1

63

Amy Marshall

United States

Poverty

February 27, 1888

June 18, Died

16

2

59

Elsie Brandow

United States

Poverty

September 3, 1888

14

1

78

 Town of Cairo

Mrs. Isadore Van Denmark

Ireland

Poverty

November 10, 1887

52

75

Leamon Phinney

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1887

February 15, 1888

14

80

Died and buried in county lot

York Wynkoop (colored)

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1887

October 6, 1888

47

3

111

Died and buried in county lot

Mattie Mickles

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1887

November 10, 1887

0

0

4

Taken to colored orphan asylum, NY

Frederick Olmsted

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1887

52

78

Alonzo Slauson

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1887

52

68

George Van Steenburgh

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1887

May 8, 1888

25

2

65

Vincent Montague

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1887

April 9, 1888

21

6

51

Thomas Rex_

England

Poverty

December 13, 1887

April 28, 1888

14

3

48

Elisabeth Covy

United States

Poverty

February 22, 1888

March 1, 1888

1

4

24

Ella Apjohn

United States

March 8, 1888

March 8, 1888

1

13

Joseph L. Smith

United States

July 27, 1888

15

6

88

Town of Catskill

Margaret J. Cogan

Irish

Blind

November 10, 1887

52

57

Maria Beckwith

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1887

52

18

John W. Trumphour

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1887

52

72

Isaac Palmer

United States

Mute

November 10, 1887

October 7, 1888

46

3

78

Died and Buried in County lot

Adaline Hughes

German

Debauchery

November 10, 1887

52

30

Patrick McMannus

Irish

Poverty

November 10, 1887

52

59

Abigail Moore

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1887

52

78

Patrick Hartnett

Irish

Poverty

November 10, 1887

52

34

Peter Elmendorph (Colored)

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1887

52

58

Edward Coonley

Irish

Poverty

November 10, 1887

52

54

Mary Maraquit

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1887

52

47

Anna Williams (colored)

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1887

52

36

Martha Erwin

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1887

July 15, 1888

35

4

61

Bridget Munny

Irish

Poverty

November 10, 1887

52

65

Henry Egnor

United States

Idiot

November 10, 1887

52

15

Lilla B. Hipp

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1887

November 10, 1888

0

0

5

Taken to colored orphan asylum, NY

Pleasant J. Banks (colored)

United States

Debauchery

November 10, 1887

52

21

Elisabeth Plusch

Switzerland

Poverty

November 10, 1887

52

90

Abram Secord

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1887

March 1, 1888

16

1

88

Minnie Banks (colored)

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1887

52

1

Philip Swan

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1887

Died February 11, 1888

13

4

65

Buried in county lot

Francis Eagler

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1887

52

18

William Eagler

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1887

52

3 months

Henry Hinds

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1887

52

22

Frank McGrath

Irish

Poverty

November 10, 1887

May 1, 1888

24

6

41

Mary McGrath

Irish

Poverty

November 10, 1887

May 1, 1888

24

6

42

Sylvester Houghtaling

United States

Poverty

December 5, 1887

June 5, 1888

26

2

40

George Lewis

United States

Poverty

December 12, 1887

February 12, 1888

9

40

William G. Plank

Irish

Poverty

December 29, 1887

April 29, 1888

17

4

53

Peter Van Buskirk (colored)

United States

Poverty

December 31, 1887

April 1, 1888

13

78

Died

Eliza J. York

United States

Poverty

January 14, 1888

43

6

66

Mary Manesham

Irish

Poverty

January 30, 1888

41

4

60

Charles Brown

German

Poverty

March 10, 1888

March 20, 1888

1

4

34

George Holtzman

German

March 19, 1888

April 8, 1888

2

2

43

Fred Williams

English

March 20, 1888

May 7, 1888

5

6

38

Abram Secord

United States

April 27, 1888

29

82

George Lewis

United States

August 14, 1888

13

2

40

John Doyle

United States

September 26, 1888

October 28, 1888

4

5

19

Nicholas Morver

Irish

September 29, 1888

September 30, 1888

2

60

The commencement of Supt. Duncan

 Town of Coxsackie

Agnes Hollenbeck

United States

Idiot

November 10, 1887

52

69

Henry Hill

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1887

52

66

Maincie ? Fluker

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1887

January 30, 1888

11

5

13

To her father in Rochester

Emma Roberts

United States

Debauchery

November 10, 1887

52

28

Michael Lynch

Irish

Poverty

November 10, 1887

52

74

Charles Roberts

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1887

August 8, 1888

39

4 months

Died and buried in county lot

William N. Hoose

United States

Poverty

December 14, 1887

February 2, 1888

7

1

39

Robert Selkirk

United States

Poverty

July 5, 1888

July 15, died

1

3

36

Buried in county lot

Town of Durham

Rufus Rowlinson

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1887

52

57

Thomas Quin

Irish

Poverty

November 10, 1887

52

60

Abbie Hammond

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1887

52

77

William bern

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1887

52

66

Levancha L. Judson

United States

Poverty

May 1, 1888

28

3

60

Town of Greenville

Patrick Hening

Irish

Insane

November 10, 1887

52

48

Maria Ostrander

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1887

52

78

Gideon Austin

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1887

December 9, 1888

52

67

Died and buried in county lot

Nicholas Perry

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1887

April 9, 1888

9

4

64

Corinda Warren (colored)

United States

Poverty

February 2, 1888

April 12, 1888

7

3

61

Curtis Knapp

United States

Poverty

June 21, 1888

64

Nicholas Perry

United States

Poverty

July 5, 1888

19

64

 Town of Halcott

 Town of Hunter

Philip M. McGinnis

November 10, 1887

52

64

William Johnson

November 10, 1887

Died February 15, 1888

14

74

Buried in county lot

Eliza McGinnis

November 10, 1887

52

75

Philip Quick

November 12, 1887

51

5

57

David Curtis

December 12, 1887

April 8, 1888

16

6

76

 Town of Jewett

Jacob Hawver

United States

Poverty

December 14, 1887

Died March 25, 1888

14

4

66

Catherine Hawver

United States

Poverty

February 3, 1888

May 19, 1888

15

2

56

 Town of Lexington

Elizabeth Sharpe

United States

Blind

November 10, 1887

Died June 6, 1888

29

6

85

Buried in County Lot

Town of New Baltimore

Rosetta Gibson

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1887

52

67

Jemima Flemmings

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1887

52

75

Betsey Hoose

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1887

52

79

Eliza Wheeler

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1887

52

69

Town of Prattsville

Christina Stevens

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1887

November 10, 1887

5

25

Runaway

Joseph Lewis

United States

Lameness

November 10, 1887

January 2, 1888

7

4

26

Placed in a brush factory in New York

 Town of Windham

Ann Kirkland

United States

Poverty

November 10, 1887

Nov

52

80

Died

Mary W. Wentworth

United States

Mute

November 10, 1887

52

36

Valentine Sfonsel

German

Poverty

November 10, 1887

December 13, 1888

52

59

Died

 


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